Cedarville University

251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314-601
Tel: (937)766-2211
Private, non-profit | 3,620 students
When you step onto Cedarville’s campus, you will sense it. Just watch the students as they walk to class, stand in line at the dining hall, or bow their heads in prayer during chapel. Our love for God and our unwavering belief in the inerrancy of Scripture encompass all we do and set our school apart from the rest.
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When you step onto Cedarville’s campus, you will sense it. Just watch the students as they walk to class, stand in line at the dining hall, or bow their heads in prayer during chapel. Our love for God and our unwavering belief in the inerrancy of Scripture encompass all we do and set our school apart from the rest.
Our student body is made up of top high school graduates, like you, from across the nation and around the world. For this reason, Cedarville University continues to make its mark, handing diplomas to people who have gone on to work for NASA, the White House, Mayo Clinic, and the American Cancer Society. We’ve graduated best-selling authors, nationally known speakers, and Fortune 500 business executives. What are your dreams?
A hallmark of our programs is the emphasis we place on practical knowledge. Many of our courses will give you hands-on work in your field of study and prepare you for real-world encounters.
Cedarville has a long-held reputation for academic excellence, Biblical education, and Christ-centered campus life. And in a recent national student satisfaction survey, Cedarville was ranked #1 among all participating colleges for commitment to academic excellence, career services, computer labs, and more.
An exciting new era for Cedarville athletics is on the horizon! The University has applied to the National Collegiate Athletic Association to become a Division II member. Pending NCAA approval in July 2009, the transition will take three years to complete.
We are committed to maintaining complex balances without compromising our doctrinal or philosophical distinctives. We produce graduates who are trained to be “in the world but not of it.” We are ambitious but not elitist, conservative but not old-fashioned, relevant but not relativistic.
The theatre program presents three major productions each year, contributing exciting and energetic performances to the University’s academic and social community. Recent productions have included My Fair Lady, 
Romeo and Juliet,  and Alice in Wonderland.
One highlight is Elliv (that’s ’Ville spelled backward, in case you’re wondering). This yearly award ceremony honors peer-nominated students for their outstanding achievements. It’s a tradition that few Cedarville graduates forget.
We are one of only a few universities that holds a daily chapel, sees a majority of our students participate in a missions trip or on a ministry team during their academic career, and graduates all students with a Bible minor in addition to their degree.
Cedarville is committed to the development of the whole person. From our student life initiatives to our curriculum design, all of our structures and strategies have been developed to produce graduates who possess the expertise and character needed to engage their professional, social, and political spheres-of-influence with truth from God’s unchanging Word.
Welcome to Cedarville University, a top Midwest Christian university. Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,620 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887 for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, Cedarville is recognized nationally as a baptist college with caring, authentic community, rigorous and Christ-centered academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, intentional focus on the Gospel, accredited professional and health science majors, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Cedarville University has been honored as thetop-ranked Christian university granting bachelor’s degrees and a best college for studying the Bible. Cedarville University academic teams regularly win or rank in the top tier of national and international competitions. Cedarville is also recognized among the best universities in Ohio.

School Overview:

Cedarville University
County Greene County, OH
Title IV Eligible Yes
Carnegie Classification Other
Institution Level 4 or more years
Institution Control Private, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
349 staff 115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment 3,620 students 1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,189 students 1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
431 students 137 students
# Undergraduate Students
3,028 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
161 students 129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2% 3%
% Black
2% 6%
% White
88% 84%
% Two or more races
3% 2%
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
$27,006 $24,462
Out-State Tuition Fees
$27,006 $24,744
Tuition Notes 2015-16 costs
Percent Admitted 75% 64%
SAT Reading (25-75%) 540-650 450-570
SAT Math (25-75%) 540-650 460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%) 510-630 440-570
ACT English (25-75%) 24-30 19-25
ACT Math (25-75%) 23-28 18-25
ACT Composite (25-75%) 23-29 20-25

School Notes:

  • The University's purpose is to undergird students in the fundamentals of the Christian faith and prepare them for professional success and effective ministry. Students learn to evaluate knowledge in the light of scriptural truth, grow in Christian character, develop sound critical and analytical reasoning, practice the skills of communication, and appreciate and participate in wholesome avocational and cultural activities.
  • Cedarville University offers a well-rounded, challenging education with 111 majors, 220 full-time faculty, and 92 adjunct professors. The average class size is about 20 students, with a 13:1 student/faculty ratio.
  • Cedarville, Ohio—The editors of "U.S.News & World Report" have ranked Cedarville University in the top tier of Midwest region comprehensive colleges.
  • The University holds membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. Cedarville University is professionally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET), for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree; the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), for the Bachelor of Science in Social Work program; the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which applies to all business degree programs; the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), which applies to all music degree programs; and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), for the Athletic Training program.

Nearby Schools:

Cedarville University
0 mi. away
Central State University
4.3 mi. away
Wilberforce University
4.4 mi. away
Antioch College
5.6 mi. away
Wittenberg University
12.9 mi. away
Wilmington College
20.9 mi. away

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